A framework to strengthen national decision-making around vaccine introduction

MVI works with countries to generate data required for malaria-endemic countries to make timely and informed decisions about malaria vaccine introduction.

MVI, in collaboration with the World Health Organization (WHO) and the health ministries of several African countries, has developed a framework that aims to strengthen national decision-making processes and avoid the delays seen in introducing other life-saving interventions in the region. The Malaria Vaccine Decision-Making Framework, is meant to promote preparation for a new vaccine at the national level.

MVI and WHO launched the planning process in 2006 with support from the US Agency for International Development (USAID) and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. MVI and WHO worked with countries to map data and processes according to when they would be needed in relation to the timeline for vaccine licensure.

The planning tool identifies such data needs as:

  • The malaria disease burden.
  • The likely impact of a future malaria vaccine.
  • The impact of current malaria interventions.
  • Financing options.

The process helps countries, other partners, and MVI gain a better understanding of the kinds of information African health leaders consider essential to making decisions about malaria vaccine introduction.

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